Master of Education

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    School Manager | School Administrator | School Leader |

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Course Rundown

You’re a critical thinker unafraid of big goals. Put it into action with this Master of Education course from Edith Cowan University.

Designed for teachers and teaching graduates seeking to enhance their leadership capacity, this course will equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills required to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students, teachers, and school communities as an effective and strategic education leader.

In this course, you’ll apply a research lens to understanding education leadership in context, and examine policies and pedagogy in action. Upon completion of this course, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge in research, critical thinking and leadership required to develop policies, frameworks and curricula that enhance students’ learning and education experience.

With options for online study and part-time learning, this flexible course is designed to suit your lifestyle. If you’re looking to enhance your opportunities, take your next career step and make a difference at a systemic level for your students, this course is for you.


You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Education Degree from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); OR
  • Hold an unrelated Bachelor Degree, plus a Graduate Diploma of Education or a Master of Teaching; AND
  • Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and any other special admission requirements for the course

In this education course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Research preparation: Methods of research
  • Advanced seminar
  • Leading education in a global context
  • Assessment in education: Policies, pedagogy and equity


Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Western Australia: Mount Lawley

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Master of Education from Edith Cowan University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to thrive as an education leader. Upon completion of this course, you may choose to seek employment in an education leadership role, including as a school leader, teaching coordinator, lecturer, or school administrator. You may also choose to apply your skills in strategic thinking to the development of educational policy.

This qualification will also help you enhance your teaching practice and enable you to mentor other teachers, helping to make a difference in the lives of young learners.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees may be paid upfront, or deferred for eligible students through the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan program.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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